Six Sigma: New Report Reveals Real-Life Implementation Practices

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Best Practices, LLC

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Many top quality managers
 struggle to determine how best to institute valuable cost-cutting Six Sigma
 practices in an ocean of available information.  A newly updated report from
 benchmarking leader Best Practices, LLC, cuts through the chaos to reveal Six
 Sigma implementation practices that have saved billions of dollars and
 eliminated ineffective process steps for numerous companies.
     "Building Six Sigma Excellence: A Case Study of GE," compiles superior
 cost-saving practices from top Six Sigma companies.  For example, a Master
 Black Belt profiled in the report identified and eliminated 96 percent of the
 defects in one service process, saving his division $8 million.  A Black Belt
 saved $4 million by altering the delivery and repair process for one of his
 firm's product lines.
     The best practices and benchmark metrics in "Building Six Sigma
 Excellence: A Case Study of GE" are drawn from research on world-class
 companies that have implemented Six Sigma programs.  BPLLC project analysts
 identified the key drivers in achieving Six Sigma success:
 
     * Creating a corporate culture focused on quality.
     * Winning executive support for Six Sigma initiatives.
     * Linking Six Sigma with succession planning.
     * Defining critical objectives for the Six Sigma program.
     * Demonstrating the impact of quality initiatives on customers.
 
     "Companies that attempt to implement Six Sigma initiatives without
 leveraging proven methods developed by industry bellwethers are far less
 likely to reap the rewards enjoyed by successful Six Sigma programs," said
 Keith Symmers, vice president at Best Practices, LLC.
     "Building Six Sigma Excellence: A Case Study of GE" is available for
 purchase at http://www.BenchmarkingReports.com/pr/op72.htm.  For more
 information about the newly updated report or to receive information about
 other benchmarking studies, contact Elio Evangelista at 919-403-0251 ext. 240
 or eevangelista@best-in-class.com.
 
     ABOUT BEST PRACTICES, LLC
     Best Practices, LLC, conducts work based on the principle that
 organizations can chart a course to superior economic performance by studying
 top companies' best business practices, operating tactics, and winning
 strategies. For more information about Best Practices, LLC, call 919-403-0251
 or visit the corporate website at http://www.best-in-class.com/ .
 
 

SOURCE Best Practices, LLC
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Many top quality managers
 struggle to determine how best to institute valuable cost-cutting Six Sigma
 practices in an ocean of available information.  A newly updated report from
 benchmarking leader Best Practices, LLC, cuts through the chaos to reveal Six
 Sigma implementation practices that have saved billions of dollars and
 eliminated ineffective process steps for numerous companies.
     "Building Six Sigma Excellence: A Case Study of GE," compiles superior
 cost-saving practices from top Six Sigma companies.  For example, a Master
 Black Belt profiled in the report identified and eliminated 96 percent of the
 defects in one service process, saving his division $8 million.  A Black Belt
 saved $4 million by altering the delivery and repair process for one of his
 firm's product lines.
     The best practices and benchmark metrics in "Building Six Sigma
 Excellence: A Case Study of GE" are drawn from research on world-class
 companies that have implemented Six Sigma programs.  BPLLC project analysts
 identified the key drivers in achieving Six Sigma success:
 
     * Creating a corporate culture focused on quality.
     * Winning executive support for Six Sigma initiatives.
     * Linking Six Sigma with succession planning.
     * Defining critical objectives for the Six Sigma program.
     * Demonstrating the impact of quality initiatives on customers.
 
     "Companies that attempt to implement Six Sigma initiatives without
 leveraging proven methods developed by industry bellwethers are far less
 likely to reap the rewards enjoyed by successful Six Sigma programs," said
 Keith Symmers, vice president at Best Practices, LLC.
     "Building Six Sigma Excellence: A Case Study of GE" is available for
 purchase at http://www.BenchmarkingReports.com/pr/op72.htm.  For more
 information about the newly updated report or to receive information about
 other benchmarking studies, contact Elio Evangelista at 919-403-0251 ext. 240
 or eevangelista@best-in-class.com.
 
     ABOUT BEST PRACTICES, LLC
     Best Practices, LLC, conducts work based on the principle that
 organizations can chart a course to superior economic performance by studying
 top companies' best business practices, operating tactics, and winning
 strategies. For more information about Best Practices, LLC, call 919-403-0251
 or visit the corporate website at http://www.best-in-class.com/ .
 
 SOURCE  Best Practices, LLC